Saturday, July 30, 2011

Inventing Shadows...Won't Back Down...Scott Speed

Well time for another blog! woo hoo! :D this is a personal/exciting blog so brace yourself! it's not going to be too long. So let's get started shall we? Also at the end of the article I will be putting credit for everything I use and also this is MY opinion... so no bashing please :). Here we go!! Did you hear about Scott Speed? Do you know who Scott Speed is? Well let me sum up last year at this year.... 

He was apart of Red Bull Racing last season and drove the #82 toyota. Brian Vickers had blood clots and had to end his season early so it was Scott who raced. Kasey Kahne was to join the team for the 2011 racing season and then move on to Hendricks. Scott was told by RBR that he would no longer be working for them in 2011. He had been terminated. Scott also sued RBR for 6.5 million dollars.........he was out of a racing career for many months when the termination happened...Also another event happened after Scott was notified of his termination.. the tweet below expresses what happened.

scottspeed "On 11/24. As it happened RedBull sent me a Termination Letter, not huge surprise, and @mamaspeed41 was diagnosed w/ Lung Cancer, BIG surprise"

That tweet showed that it seemed like their was no shining light for the Speeds. After that, Scott showed off his infamous "Speed for Hire" shirts and got the fans involved and kept moving on and being the tough cookie that he is. Then some very exciting news showed up on twitter and Scott's wife Amanda tweeted about it......

Amanda_Speed "Well I guess @scottspeed put the word out... Yes, I am pregnant!!!! We r very excited!!!!!"

This news was exciting for all fans and for the Speeds. We all could see the light breaking through and knew that it was going to get better for Scott and his family. He had a NNS ride with KHI in late august so we could only wait for that. Then he got the chance to race in the Indy 500... but his car wrecked and was unable too. One day though more bad news came out and i was notified of some of this news and i saw a tweet from Scott.....his mom had passed away from lung cancer.

scottspeed "Hardest night of my life. I love my family more than anything in the world."

Honestly I was majorly bummed out for Scott and his family. Even with a baby on the way... they still were looking for NASCAR chances. then this past monday we got the most exciting news ever... here is the article from Scott's website.


CHARLOTTE, NC (June 25, 2011) – Max Q Motorsports has signed Scott Speed to drive the No. 37 Ford Fusion. The team will start running Speed this weekend in Indianapolis, at the 18th annual Brickyard 400.
The 28-year-old former Formula One driver Scott Speed, who drove for Red Bull Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the last two years, will make his first start since 2010. Speed has 76 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, with one top-five and three top-10s, eight top-10s in 13 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and one win, four top-fives and nine top-10s in 16 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“I am excited to get back to the track,” said Speed. “Max Q Motorsports seem to have a good operation and a great group of guys working on the 37. Ford has a great engine package so I’m hopeful that we can get the ball rolling quickly and be competitive out the gate.”
The team will be running Speed in a Ford Fusion with the FR9 Roush Yates engines. The duo plans to run at the next three races – Indy, Pocono and Watkins Glen with hopes of continuing the rest of the 2011 season pending sponsorship.
“We are excited to have Scott Speed join us,” said Larry Gunselman, Max Q Motorsports owner. “He has shown great talent in a small period of time in stock cars and with the right operation I think things can really take off. We will start by focusing on qualifying and go from there.”
“Scott has an amazing marketing personality,” said team officials. “We hope to find a great sponsor who can utilize him and the team to make a name for themselves in NASCAR.”
The No. 37 car sits 39th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner points, so Speed will have to qualify on time this weekend at Indy.

That is the official article that says Scott will race for this weekend (Indy), Pocono and the next race. It was super exciting news and this was the light that all Scott Speed fans were waiting for. Scott had to qualify this morning to be able to race tomorrow and he made it in....
Amanda_Speed "We r in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Lord!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go @scottspeed!!!!!!!!!! And the 37 guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This was another great bit of news. The reason why i wrote this article was to prove that Scott Speed never stopped. He was always looking into rides and into the future. I am so happy to see Scott back in a cup ride and only hope for the best in these next couple races. I believe this is the light that everyone has been waiting for. I only hope the best for Scott and Amanda and cannot wait for the race tomorrow! :D 
Also we also know how funny Scott and Amanda are on twitter... these two tweets show it... and trust me you will not be disappointed if you follow them! They are two awesome people! Scott acts like a kid and that's what makes his personality so dang awesome! :D

Thanks to all who read these articles... it means a lot! :D Also all the links for the article... how to tweet amanda and scott and picture credit will be posted at the end! NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED! :D Also this is a personal blog so this is my view on all this! :D thanks again for reading!

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